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at the united nations general assembly? pakistan is here because it believes in multilateralism. each september, we return to this great city and this grand scheme so we can reaffirm the presence pls and values of multilateralism. it is and has been one of the abiding central points of our central policy. we are committed to the deal of the united nations. to us, the ideal is very simple. we can do more together than we can apart. we can solve complex problems by consensus rather than by yiewn unilateralism. multilateral cooperations deals with global challenges, old and new in our independent world. as we grow more than and more dependent on each other, the space for unilateralism and unidimensional question is strengths. those skeptical of the future of multilateralism are living in the past. our future, collective future, is bright, and it's the nations in multilateralism that safeguard this future. mr. president, pakistan believes in the promise of the united nations over the scorch of war. the world governed by rules and norms of civility of decency and good will creating a better future f
mahmoud abbas waved his application for statehood before the united nations general assembly. >> it is signed for the palestinian people time to gain their independence and freedom. >> reporter: some members of the general assembly gave abbas,, a standing ovation. but he was critical of israel. >> time for israel to not be above the law. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> the core of the problem remains that the palestinians won't recognize israel as a state. >> reporter: rocks and tear gas fill the air in the west bank. in one occupied community, israelis shot and killed a palestinian man, during a clash with israeli settlers. but when night fell, thousands of palestinians gathered in ramallah to watch the abbas speech. but when the israeli prime minister got behind the podium, the crowd started throwing shoes at the screen. >> reporter: abbas is asking the united nations to move quickly. but the security council could take months to take action on the request. and the u.s. vows to support israel, promising to use its voto power to -- veto power to stop any res
ahmadinejad appearance before the united nations general assembly. it would seem that iran's dealer ins are trying to court favorable public opinion and try to blunt the inevitable criticism they are going to face at the u.n. about the nuclear program and their human rights record. so, that is probably the reason for the timing of the release. now, we do know from the lawyer for the two men that the bail money or ransom money as some called it wasaid, again, bioman, itself. the reason for that is unclear. ohman is, obviously, a long term and important u.s. ally but why they would hand over $1 million is not yet clear. clearly there probably is some quid pro quo in terms of u.s. support and backing for ohman. >>shepard: we don't know what this is all about, in essence? >>jonathan: we don't know the reason for them paying $1 million. they have not acknowledged it. that is what we hear from the lawyers involved in the case and what we understood happened with the release of sarah shourd last year at $500,000. but, there are reasons that remain unknown. >>shepard: president obama saying the
her speech at the united nations general assembly in new york and she is going to say in this speech that pakistan is committed to peace and stability in the region and is going to say that pakistan has a firm determination not to allow terrorists to operate on pakistani territory. in the meantime the pakistani prime minister issued another warning again today to the united states not to take unilateral military action on pakistani land. listen. >> we are a sovereign country. how can they come in and raid our country? >>jonathan: that has fallen on deaf ears, with u.s. missiles hitting militant strongholds in northern area of pakistan today. >>shepard: pentagon officials have been openly critical of pakistan but, now, they are toning it down. >>jonathan: the pentagon has been openly critical accusing them of having direct ties with the terrorist network in afghanistan, but, today, state department officials dialed back on that a bit again talking about cooperation between the u.s. and pakistan. listen. >> we believe that we can strengthen our cooperation together and we can work toge
to debate and to discuss the important issues facing the world at the united nations general assembly. while there will be a variety of issues on the agenda this year, i'm extremely concerned about one issue specifically. over the last several months, palestinian authority president abbas has repeatedly voiced his intention to formally request statehood recognition and full membership in the united nations. in july, the arab league endorsed this irresponsible ploy. regrettably, president abbas intends to make the former request during this session of the united nations general assembly. i oppose the decision of the palestinian authority to seek a declaration of statehood by the united nations. the unilateral action of the palestinian authority is intended to circumvent the peace process. it is not a good-faith effort to achieve peace in the middle east but to me, rather, it is a political maneuver. the united nations should not be interfering or intervening in this complex process and should refrain from passing unilateral delegations on -- declarations on issues that are part of ongoing dir
. >> we are following the president's speech at the united nations general assembly. the president blasting ron and syria on human rights violations talking about the role of the u.s. and iraq and afghanistan and now talking about israel and palestine and pushing for peace as the palestinian president is trying to push the u.n. security council to recognize palestinian statehood. we will be right back as the kron 4 morning news continues. >> called the cloud cover and a fall. along the coast are not singing in land. as a result hot temperatures this afternoon. livermore will probably reach 100. redwood 100. all of these cities have, the possibility about triple digits. all and all once again a hot day. by noon and 90 degree weather. by 3:00 p.m. look at the purple coming in for the delta and livermore. those locations are expecting triple digits. the only place we get relief is along the coastline. the rest of the bay will be in 70's, 80's, 90's and near 100. here is a look at the 7 day forecast. we expect the hot weather to continue for the next couple of days and gradually cool a
obama here at the united nations general assembly. so while he ignored questions about the israeli palestinian peace process, for instance, as he left the u.n. building earlier, he was happy to stop and talk about the hikers. listen. >> wonderful news about the hikers. we are thrilled. i could not feel better for their families and those moms who we have been in close contact with. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> other officials also talked about those sort of happy sentiments but also reminded us all, shep, that the iranians should never have arrested the two plus the woman, share shourd who was released a year ago in the first place, that iranian behavior was unacceptable in holding them for so long and reminding us that those two men, in effect, lost two years of their lives in an iranian prison. shep? >> back to the question of timing. it seems obvious there are no coincidences here. >> no coincidence at all that this release comes just a day before president mahmoud ahmadis due to addressed u.n. general assembly. look for his chief of staff that this was an act of
to members of the united nations general assembly. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ >>> time for a check of today's top stories. two american hikers released from an iranian prison last week are back in the u.s. josh fattal and shane bauer landed at jfk airport last hour after being freed wednesday. they were held for more than two years in iran on spy charges. the men are scheduled to appear at a news conference in new york later this afternoon and cnn will have live coverage of the event. >>> a mass grave believed to hold more than 1,200 victims from a 1996 massacre has been found in libya. the grave was discovered by libyan opposition fighters last month in tripoli. a member of libya's transitional government says it could take years to identify the victims. >>> 19 people were killed today including two americans when a small plane crashed in nepal. it was returning from a sight-seeing tour when they hit a mountain and broke into pie
obama stood beside israel and the cause of peace when he addressed the united nations general assembly. i rise today to also stand beside our ally and friend, israel, and the goal of a two-state solution. i firmly believe that only a two-state solution can lead to a lasting peace between israel and the palestinian people. unfortunately, we're heading down a path that will not lead to a lasting peace. involvement by the united nations general assembly will not lead to a solution but will act as a disruptive force. i would urge the parties to use the time in new york to begin a constructive dialogue towards agreement on final status issues. if peace is to be achievable, then we must break through the cycle of failure that is too often plagued -- that has too often plagued negotiations. u.n. action will not resolve the issues acting as a roadblock to peace. it is important also to notice the president has stated that peace will not come until each side -- and i quote the president here -- learns to stand in each other's shoes, learns to stand in each other's shoes." end quote. each party
-- [applause] he assured the members of the general assembly, he urged the united nations to recognize the inalienable rights of the palestinians. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. president arafat again addressed the assembly. the palestinian people adopted the session held that same year in algeria. when we adopted this program, we were taking a painful and very difficult step for all of us. especially those, including myself, that lost their home, their towns, and their villages, carrying some of our belongings. and the keys to our homes. the diaspora in 1948. one of the worst operations of removal of a vibrant and cohesive society. the cultural, education, an economic renaissance of the arab middle east. because of our conviction, and because we have the courage to make difficult decisions, we have decided to adopt the path of relativism. that is the correct part of this great historic -- against our people. only 22% of the territory of historic palestine. our goal is the territory occupied by israel in 1967. we made a m
of the united nations. >> this is the first day of the general assembly debate. the u.s. president always speaks second after brazil. this time, the first time a woman president will speak first leading brazil. it should be a very interesting day in the news of those possible hiker releases. president ahmadinejad speak tomorrow but will be in the building later today and not attending the u.s. president's address in the morning here at the u.n. christine? >> richard roth. thank you so much, richard. >>> it is the dawning of a new day in libya. you're going to see it in a second. there it is. that new red, black and green flag of the north african nation now has its place in the row of flags at the united nations. libya's new interim prime minister, expecting to have a new government in place with ten days. [ chanting ] and that's what freedom looks and sounds like. cnn cameras capturing the people of libya celebrating wildly at the national transitional council troops rolled into the city yesterday. one of the last strongholds of the ousted dictator moammar gadhafi. >>> a major setback to peace
's speech at the united nations general assembly and a. effectively endorsed, got involved in domestic american politics. you wouldn't like that if an american politician went to israel on the eve of elections and got involved in israeli politics? >> no, no, i wouldn't. i don't like this either. but it's -- you know, i have to tell you something, when i get to the point that i can control the knesset members, including my own party, it will be a good day. >> you didn't know he was coming to new york and join rick perry at that news conference? >> no, i didn't know that. >> if you would have known, what would you have told him? >> i would have told him stay out of america's politics. >> that's the tradition. >> it still is. >> didn't look like it. >> we're a vibrant democracy. that means any knesset member, any member of congress, any senator, can say whatever they want. most of them, most of them are more careful, some of them are more adventurous. that doesn't reflect the governments position. certainly doesn't reflect my position. we're not going to enter american politics. >> some h
of the security council and the general assembly of the united nations and the international court of justice and the positions of the overwhelming majority of countries in the world? is this acceptable? mr. president, the heart of the crisis in our area is very, very simple and obvious. either there is those who believe that we are an unnecessary people, unwanted people in the middle east, or those who believe that in fact there is a missing state that needs to be established immediately. >> i talked about all of today's developments just a little while ago with the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. prime minister, thanks very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> why not freeze settlements one more time, test the palestinians, see if they're serious about resuming direct peace negotiations with israel because that's their condition? what would be wrong with that? >> i did freeze the set millitl, i'm the only prime minister who has ever done than gave it a year, ten months. the palestinians didn't do anything, into the freeze they showed up and said we want more. so it's a pretext.
.n. general assembly. >> that's rig, wolf. the palestinians continue pressing their case here at the united nations and it was the most dramatic issue the president addressed in his speech today with repeated the theme, peace is hard. the president trumpeted progress -- >> at the end of this year, america's military operation in iraq will be over. osama bin laden is gone. >> and warned of challenges ahead. >> where we stand with the syrian people or their oppressors. >> what so many were listening for was this. >> we seek a future where palestinians live in a sovereign sate of their own. >> how would we explain his opposition to the palestinian push for state hood at the united nations? >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions tat united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. >> the most striking? >> let us be honest with ourselves. israel is surrounded by neighbors that have waged repeated wars against them. a small country of less than 8 million people look out at a world where leaders of much larger nations threaten to wipe it off the map.
much. thank you. >> the president earlier in the day wrapping up his speech at united nations general assembly. let's assess what the president had to say. joining us, our cnn political contribute, paul begala, priorities usa and priorities usa action, also joining us, our newest cnn political contribute, former bush secretary, ari flesher, a member of the pr republican jewish coalition. thanks very much. ari, what did you think of the president. handling of this israeli/palestinian issue at general assembly today? >> it might surprise you, i liked it today. the president did something this year he did not do last year and added a robust pro-israel paragraph, talked about the holocaust, 6 million lives lost, how israel's in a hostile neighborhood where rockets are fired at children. he did not say that last year. what he did say last year, which he omitted this year, was a call for israel to end the settlements and extend the settlement moratorium. a clear difference this year from last year. i suspect election politics have to do with it. i like it. welcome to hear. >> we didn't larr
at the united nation's general assembly. and then deficit reduction from the american journal foundation and then "washington journal" live with your phone calls. when the joint deficit reduction committee meets today, they will be considering change os to the tax code and measures to raise federal revenue. we'll have coverage beginning at 10:00 a.m. eastern on crmp span 3 and c-span.org. >> in my opinion, i think that the downs of academic freedom have just been pushed too far. >> in the faculty lounges, naomi schaefer rooly suggests that the current mentality needs to go . >> there are professors of cooking, nutritional study who have teen your now. -- tenure now. when pressed, they will say oh, well, we need someone to have tenure and security studies so they can talk about immigration even though it is controversial. and someone in nutritional studies needs to be able to say something controversial about obesity. >> that's why you won't get the college education you paid for sunday night on q & a. >> the joint cheeves staff have agreed to remove the question regarding one's sexual or
and most merciful, mr. president of the general assembly of the united nations, mr. secretary-general of the united nations, ladies and gentlemen, at the outset i extent my congratulations on the assumption of the presidency of the assembly for this session and i wish him every success. today i extend my sincere congratulations on behalf of the palestine liberation organization and the palestinian people to the government and people of south sudan for the deserved admission as a full member of the united nations wishing them progress and prosperity. i also congratulate the secretary-general, his excellency for his election to the new term at the helm of the united nations. this renewal of confidence reflects the world's appreciation for his efforts which have strengthened the role of the united nations. excellencies, the question of palestine is linked with the united nations via resolutions adopted by various organizations and agencies and through the essential and allotted role of the united nations relief and works agency for palestine refugees in the near east which embodies the p
the decision to coincide with president ahmadinejad's u.s. trip for the general assembly of the united nations. shourd's release lasts year happened just as he was heading for the annual gathering of world leaders. >>> oakland police are investigating a bold daylight shooting that sent a senior citizen to the hospital. police say a man in his 60s was getting out of his car on his way into work on 86th avenue and g street when he was confronted by an armed robber just before 9 this morning. witnesses say the gunman shot the victim in the stomach. his condition has not been released. the only description of the gunman is of an armed man wearing a baseball cap. >>> just minutes ago, oakland police announced the arrest of four oakland teenagers in the may 21st fatal shooting of antonio torres as he was mowing the lawn on 34th avenue. police say this surveillance video of four young men running from the scene helped them break the case. torres was robbed for his ipod and gold necklace. >> based on the interviews we conducted, your, these individuals were out looking -- hunting for victims. we obtai
in istanbul, turkey. this is part of growing tensions going on leading to the united nations general assembly in about three weeks from now where we are expecting the palestinians to declare unilaterally their quest for statehood. tell us what has happened. >> the relations have been deteriorating between the two once close middle eastern allies for about two years now, but just moments ago the turkish foreign minister fired a diplomatic broadside at israel saying basically, that israel's diplomats here in turkey, everybody above the level of second secretary, that means ambassador, console general, they have until wednesday to pack their bags and leave. they're also formally suspending any military agreements between these two countries and turkey's announcing it does not recognize the gaza blockade that israel has imposed for years now. it's pretty dramatic. anybody who hoped these allies would start to repair their relations, that's not happening right now. turkey is standing firm, demanding an apology from israel for the shooting deaths of eight turks and a turkish american passenger on b
with the international theme, the united nations general assembly is meeting in new york city this week. during this break we will show you some of the speeches from earlier this week. first up, syria's u.n. representative followed by the ambassador from egypt and later libya's acting prime minister. these speeches altogether last about an hour. [speaking in native tongue] [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: present at the 66th session, allow me to congratulate you as your actions as president of the general assembly. i wish you success in your endeavors to promote the interests of our international organization. i also pay tribute to your predecessor and express to him our appreciation for successfully presiding over last year's session. ladies and gentlemen, it's only normal for me to start by addressing the current situation in syria. our position in regard to the situation and to the sequence of events unfolding inside and outside our country. there is no doubt that the positions of states are uncondition my -- undeniably governed by their constraintses and demand stemming therefrom.
with the two attorneys who helped them gain their freedom. >>> at the general assembly at the united nations at this hour, benjamin netanyahu still speaking defending israel's position against the palestinian application for statehood which is proceeding and in the next hour the europe and u.s. and u.n. negotiators in the so-called quartet will meet with the secretary-general to try to come up with a negotiating option to try to stall that palestinian application. >>> nearly a year after elizabeth edwards' death, her legacy continues. her daughter, cate edwards, is leaving her law career to focus on her mother. elizabeth edwards foundation to mentor young children. young people. i spoke exclusively to cate edwards before dawn this morning at the susan g. komen three-day walk for the cure. >> after my mom passed away in december, there was so much grief around the country and so many people who wanted to honor her and her legacy and that was just so extremely touching and one of the things that was sort of tossed around was should we think about doing a foundation. i thought how perfect. beca
to the united nation's secretary. abbas makes his case to the general assembly and saying all palestinians are looking for is a peaceful existent. -- existence. ntsb nate [ through translator ] >> i do not believe anyone with a shred of conscience can check our application for a full membership in the united nations and our edition as
at the united nations. abbas is scheduled to speak before the general assembly shortly. the u.s. has been leading efforts to avoid a dramatic showdown at the u.n. over the statehood issue saying statehood can only come as a direct result of know,s. benjam benijamin netanyahu will delive an address just after the president speaks. >>> and an emergency funding bill narrowly passed by the house late last night in the hopes of keeping the government running into november. keeping the lights on. we'll follow that. this as opposed to spending cuts and disaster coverage. we'll watch and see how that vote comes down. >>> wall street facing more possible losses after the dow plummeted 320 points pap drop as recession fears loom. on track for the worst week in almost three years. as we look at what the boards are doing today, it's in positive territory for the moment with green arrows. the wall street sell-off yet was due to fears of the europe pen debt crisis and concerns the fed is running out of tooling to avert and economic slowdown. keep seeing deep drops around the world and particularly in e
very much. right now at the united nations, iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad was still speaking but sell l several delegations led by the u.s. have left the room. the u.s. left the general assembly as did france and several other countries in obvious protest against iran's president's statements. there have been protests outside and we'll talk to u.n. ambassador susan rice. stay with us. so i was the guy who was never going to have the heart attack. i thought i was invincible. i'm on an aspirin regimen now because i never want to feel that helplessness again. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. talk to your doctor, and take care of what you have to take care of. oh, we call it the bundler. let's say you need home and auto insurance. you give us your information once, online... [ whirring and beeping ] [ ding! ] and we give you a discount on both. great! did i mention no hands in the bundler? bundling and saving made easy. now, that's progressive. call or click today. living with the pain of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthriti
of the united nations but it will become an observer if the general assembly votes. this will get them access to membership and it is a step forward. i would not be in favor of this if united states had put forward any comprehensive peace proposal as president obama has announced. one, a freeze on all is really settlements and also based on the 1967 borders. if they would put forward that proposal as a basis point of negotiation, both the palestinians and the carter center would be in favor of peace talks based on those issues. the israelis are not willing to accept those proposals and president obama is not willing to make that effort. as an alternative to the stalemate, we reluctantly would support the palestinian move for recognition in the general assembly. >> one final question, what can you in the carter center do to help educate the members of congress on working in developing countries with respect for the individuals rather than going in with a heavy hand? >> nothing. [laughter] i do not think congress is receptive to any and vice from the carter center. i still maintain a close rela
the united nations with a request for recognition today. the speech -- abbas' speech was warmly received at the u.n. general assembly but not by the u.s. or by israel. so how did it come to this, christ ie? had >> we could go back many decades to answer that question but we could also start with the administration, you remember the president began very hopeful to do something about the middle east the >> they're always hopeful the >> get them talking and defuse tensions and maybe that would be a bridge to building warmer relations in the region the but two years later, obviously things have fallen completely apart, the parties aren't even talking to each other and don't seem to have any incentive to do that. gwen: and the u.s.a. could not persuade abbas not to bring this big challenge to the u.n., which we -- they were desperate to do. >> they've had many weeks, many months to work on that. it would be embarrassing. the u.s. obviously opposes it. the u.s. and israel want to see this worked out in direct taungs but despite -- talks but despite all the months of direct diplomacy, it still
, palestinian leader mahmoud abbas presented the united nations with a request for recognition today. the speech -- abbas' speech was warmly received at the u.n. general assembly but not by the u.s. or by israel. so how did it come to this, christ ie? had >> we could go back many decades to answer that question but we could also start with the administration, you remember the president began very hopeful to do something about the middle east the >> they're always hopeful the >> get them talking and defuse tensions and maybe that would be a bridge to building warmer relations in the region the but two years later, obviously things have fallen completely apart, the parties aren't even talking to each other and don't seem to have any incentive to do that. gwen: and the u.s.a. could not persuade abbas not to bring this big challenge to the u.n., which we -- they were desperate to do. >> they've had many weeks, many months to work on that. it would be embarrassing. the u.s. obviously opposes it. the u.s. and israel want to see this worked out in direct taungs but despite -- talks but despite all the
. the release is likely to be a subject of the united nations today. iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, will give a speech to the general assembly this morning in new york city. the controversial leader speaks of the time when his political fortunes are in question and as iran faces isolation in the muslim world for the support of the government backlash in syria. [ man ] our retirement isn't a simple budget line item. [ man ] i worked hard. i paid into my medicare. [ man ] and i earned my social security. [ woman ] now, instead of cutting waste and loopholes, washington wants to cut our benefits? that wasn't the agreement. [ male announcer ] join the members of aarp and tell washington to stop cuts to our medicare and social security benefits. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa auto repair. gary... he hung up. ...why do we have so many a's in our name? so we're listed first in the phone book. ya know, gives us an edge. you know fedex can, give us an edge. how? well, fedex ships auto parts from factories around the world, they clear em through customs, and that'll help us fix cars faster. great idea
recommend to the general assembly that pliep become a member -- palestine become a member nation. united nations. but in the security council the united states can veto a proposed change. however, the palestinians also have another means to alter their status. they could petition petition the general assembly directly where the united states does not have a veto and seek an upgrade from their current position as a permanent observer entity to a nonobserver state. if this occurs, the palestinians will be in a much better position to manipulate u.n. affiliated agencies such as the criminal court. mr. president, it should go without saying that i will remind this body that the prospect of palestinians being actions against israel's leaders and military forces for defending our sovereign ally's right to exist is completely unacceptable. we should expect more from the united nations but in spite of its sweeping statements in support of individual rights and peace, it has a mixed record at best when it comes to the treatment of israel, a liberal democracy. the low point of its long and tarnish
the streets for the u.n. general assembly. a pretty symbolic move here, given that the united states has already said that it would veto the move. a short time after abbas stoke, benjamin netanyahu had has chance to fire back. listen to a little bit of both measures. >>. >> translator: this is a moment of truth. our people are waiting to hear the answer of the words. will it allow israel to continue the last occupation in the world? >> the palestinians should first make peace with israel. and then get their state. >> behind the scenes negotiators put together a rough timeline for further peace talks between israeli and palestinian leaders. >>> a team of scientists on trial in italy for failing to predict what some say is impossible to predict, an earthquake. we're back in 90 seconds. stay with us. to stretch around h over 190 times. each brita filter can take up to 300 of those bottles out of the equation. helps defends against occasional justconstipation, diarrhea,alth probiotic cap a day up to 300 of those bottles gas and bloating. with three strains of good bacteria to help balance yo
palestine statehood. but president obama telling the general assembly it can only be achieved through direct negotiations with israel. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. >> abbas is asking the united nation to move quickly on the issue, but the security council could take months to vote on the request, continuing the stalemate. >>> and we are back in range. nasa scientists say that that 6- ton satellite that's hurting toward earth could strike somewhere in the u.s.! scientists say it's coming down slower than expected and that's why they keep changing the prediction on where it will land. tina kraus with more on this potential strike zone. >> reporter: scientist say this 6-ton satellite is on a crash course with earth. >> it's coming into the atmosphere and it's going to burn up and probably drop some debris someplace on the planet. >> reporter: nasa says it probably won't hit the u.s. but will scatter debris over a 500- mile area somewhere on the globe. experts are tracking the satell
the objectives of two states living side by side in peace. the palestinians may go to the general assembly, and although they can't get full membership, they could try to advance a resolution within the general assembly of the united nations. and we know the numbers. we know what could happen. but i must tell you, seeking some form of recognition through the general assembly circumventing the peace process and the security council will be harmful to advancing the peace process and the objectives of the palestinians for an independent state. let the parties negotiate directly in good faith. israel has indicated that they are prepared to do that. they have been prepared to do that. negotiate in good faith through direct negotiations. there are no shortcuts to achieving this and moving through the united nations will not achieve those objectives. mr. president, with that, i would suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: a senator: mr. president. the presiding officer: the junior senator from nevada. mr. heller: i ask unani
to the security council, probably, but certainly to the general assembly where all the members of the united nations have a chance to vote. my guess is that the palestinians will get 140 or 150 nations who will vote for their becoming a state. this will not change the occupation of palestine by the israelis, and it will just make -- if the united states does veto the security council, then they will not become a fully recognized member of the united nations, but they will become an unofficial recognized observer, and this would give them certain access to membership in international organizations, and it would be a step forward. i would not be in favor of this if the united states had put forward any sort of comprehensive peace proposal. as president obama has announced on two major occasions, one a freeze on all israeli settlements inside palestine, and also, based on the 1967 borders -- if the united states had put forward that proposal as a basis for negotiation, then both the palestinians and the carter center would be in favor of peace talks based on those two issues, but the israelis a
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